Bodies of 2 Kids Found in Detroit Family's Freezer

Mother is in custody as police try to figure out what happened
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 24, 2015 4:26 PM CDT
Law enforcement investigates a low-income apartment complex in Detroit after the discovery of the bodies.   (Daniel Mears)
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(Newser) – Detroit police have arrested the mother of a boy and girl whose bodies were found in a freezer in the family's home. Court officers found the children's bodies in a freezer today while carrying out an eviction order for the home in the apartment complex. The boy was about 11 and the girl 14, and autopsies are pending to determine how they died. One police official estimates the bodies were there for more than a year, reports the Detroit News.

"She's been living there with other children while the bodies were in the freezer," says Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt. "This is a terrible situation." The woman's other two children, ages 11 and 17, were found at a neighbor's home and placed in protective custody. The mother's name has not been released. "We're still trying to determine what happened," says chief James Craig.

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